SALEM, Ohio – Mary E. Gardner, age 98, of Salem, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Circle of Care in Salem.
She was born August 4, 1918 in Salineville, Ohio, daughter of the late George and Birdie (Ludlum) Bettis.
Mary was Presbyterian by faith.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles and AMVETS Auxiliary in Salineville.
Her husband, David R. Gardner, whom she married August 5, 1944, preceded her in death on September 28, 1995.
She is survived by a stepson, Keith Gardner of Painesville, Ohio; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Mary was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Gardner; a daughter, Kaye Wyand; a sister, Ethel Ervine and three brothers, Walter, George and Harold Bettis.
Private arrangements are being held.
Interment will be at the Woodland Cemetery in Salineville.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the Gardner family at www.starkmemorial.com.